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Growing demand is boosting Ga. pecans

You may not realize it, but Georgia leads the nation in pecan production with 144,000 acres in production. Over the past few years a growing demand and popularity of the nut has prompted growers to plant more acres, which would increase production by about 50 percent by 2020.

October 17, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Local


Wheeler: Clean and maintain your garden tools

Adapted from Georgia FACES News Service. Written by Sharon Dowdy, News Editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

October 11, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Flea and tick medicine is not just for summertime

Now that we are in October and leaves are beginning to change, I can finally say it is beginning to feel more like fall. The change in the weather is good for the spirit after a long, hot summer.

October 05, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Composting is both art and science

We are getting into the best time of year with cooler weather and crisp days that give a bit of excitement - because it feels like college football and fall festivals.

September 28, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Poultry leaders back neighbors in trade deal, with conditions

Over the past few weeks, I have talked about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, which should benefit Georgia's poultry industry by opening up economically competitive trade routes to other parts of the world. Now it appears that negotiations are looking positive with our neighbors to our north and south.

September 26, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Time to plant spring bulbs

October marks the opening of planting season for spring flowering bulbs. The best time to plant is when soil temperatures fall below 60 F degrees, usually October to early November.

September 21, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Do’s and don’ts of wildlife food plots

Wildlife food plots are a great way to enhance the quality and number of animals on your property. Many people plant food plots to increase their chances of viewing wildlife on their property.

September 13, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Long-term farm bill needed from Congress

Sometimes people cannot see the forest for the trees. This is the case with some legislation on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives that is considered to be a quick-fix solution for not having a long-term farm bill in place. It is to be considered by the Senate next.

September 12, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Tips to calibrate your lawn spreader

This is the time of year many of you are probably thinking about fertilizing or renovating your lawn. The only way to see what your lawn requires, as far as fertilizer is concerned, is to pull a soil sample and let the Extension office send it off for analysis. Otherwise you are just guessing.

September 07, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Mosquito control is essential

This has been an interesting year. We had a winter that was pretty much a cold spring and a summer that has been as hot as most could remember.

August 31, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Pick the right time to overseed lawn in fall

For most of us, fall is for college football (go Dawgs!), cool, crisp air in the mountains, and raking leaves that fall and seem to get everywhere.

August 24, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Using native plants in the landscape has many benefits

The choices of plants for the garden are endless. It seems these days you can get almost anything you would want to plant in your landscape. There are so many in fact ,you can make your landscape into any type of garden.

August 17, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Dealing with nuisance wildlife requires some research

This is a topic that is full of opinion. A cute and cuddly critter to one person is sometimes a pest to another, or what begins as a cute animal turns into a pest after it ate your prize-winning roses or created $1,000 worth of damage to the garage or attic.

August 10, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Follow guidelines for saving vegetable seed

During this time of year there is revived interest in saving seeds from the garden.

August 02, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Feeling effects of supply and demand from drought

With record drought in the Midwest driving up feed prices, consumers can expect to pay more for their poultry.

August 01, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Business


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Farmers are the first step in environmentalism

Hall County's economy is tied directly to agriculture. Whether the agriculture is cattle, poultry, forage production, forestry, peaches, apples or other small fruits, the ...

September 04, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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